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Reviewed in the United States on October 18, 2019
Vicki Conrad and David Hohn beautifully captured the life, influences, and history of the amazing author Beverly Cleary in this heartfelt tribute. This book is a fun cross section of Beverly Cleary's life. An evaluation of the influences, both good and bad, that led to her becoming an award winning, beloved children's author.
Conquering the span of a lifetime can be difficult within the confines of a picture book. However, Vicki Conrad brilliantly wove two threads into a fun narrative of Beverly Clearly. First, if you don't see yourself in books, then write them yourselves. And second, talk is cheap, if you don't try, you'll never succeed.
For teachers and devoted fans, Vicki included a more detailed 6-page biography and a timeline. This is a tender tribute to a writer who has touched many lives. A wonderful book for anyone who loves Beverly Cleary's books or is looking for an excellent nonfiction biography to add to a collection.